Roger Dubuis - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection Geneva Saturday, May 11, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Roger Dubuis
    Year: 1996
    Reference No: H37565
    Movement No: 31
    Case No: 196053, inside soldi caseback further engraved with limited edition number 12/28
    Model Name: Hommage Chronograph
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: RD56
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Roger Dubuis deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by fitted box, Certificate of Origine, Geneva Seal certificate, Besancon Observatory certificate, additional solid caseback, hangtag, leather pouch, outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    Roger Dubuis is a pioneer independent watchmaker, launching his eponymous brand at a time where most watchmakers were either working for brands, creating movements for brands or doing restoration work.

    Dubuis started his career in the late 1950s in the after sales department of Longines. Repairing the iconic 13ZN chronograph caliber was an eye opener for him into the wonderful world of chronographs. He then left Longines for Patek Philippe where he worked as a constructor and a master watchmaker in the complications department. He left Patek Philippe after 14 years and set up his own repair atelier in Geneva in 1980, even creating movements for other brands. However, it was not until the mid 1990s that he created his own brand.

    Greatly inspired by his time at Patek Philippe and the brand’s beautiful timepieces, Dubuis launched two models, the round classical Hommage and the more quirky Sympathie with its unusual case design.

    The present Hommage chronograph in a pink gold 37mm case with sector dial and pulsometer scale is a true tribute to the golden age of horlology. It furthermore features a movement based on the Lemania 2310 ébauche - just like the famed Patek Philippe reference 5070. The movement proudly displays the Geneva seal - an exceptional feat for a small, at the time, independent watchmaker. On top of that, it was certified by the Besançon Observatory.

    This watch takes us back to a time, when now-household names such as F.P. Journe or Roger Smith were experimenting, producing their very first prototypes, pushing the boundaries of watchmaking and re-defining the meaning of watchmaking. Industry veterans will look back at this golden period of horology as the cradle of Independent Watchmaking, with doses of both pride and nostalgia.

    In excellent condition and complete with its full set of accessories the present example is number 12 of a limited edition of 28 pieces.


Ref. H37565
A delightful and elegant pink gold chronograph wristwatch with pulsometer scale, guarantee and presentation box

37mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF25,000 - 50,000 

Sold for CHF35,560

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024